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Stags fall short in bid for sixth-straight 2A wrestling title

TACOMA – The road to a six pack came up short for the Deer Park wrestling team. The Stags were seeking to become only the second school in state history …


Orndorff makes sure U-Hi wins 3A wrestling crown

TACOMA – It ended up being more work than the University wrestling team anticipated Saturday. The Titans sent four into state championship matches but they went 0 for 3 until …


WV’s Hilderbrand dropped to 120 for run at state title

After a long season of losing, Auston Hilderbrand is prepared to win. The West Valley senior wrestler spent the entire regular season losing the better part of 15 pounds. He’s …


Konzal, Deer Park in the hunt at state wrestling

TACOMA – Jake Konzal awoke with flu-like symptoms Friday morning. Then with 25 seconds remaining in his State 2A first-round wrestling match, the two-time state champ from Deer Park saw …


USA-led group tries to save Olympic wrestling

USA Wrestling executive director Rich Bender knows it will take an international push to save Olympic wrestling. To that end, the Americans have formed a star-studded group designed to help …


McLean chasing dream of joining dad/coach as wrestling champ

Sometimes the best wrestling matches aren’t on a mat. They are those between youngsters with their fathers rolling around on a carpet in the living room. Mead’s Tyler McLean and …


State Preview Wrestling

Mat Classic XXV Where: Tacoma Dome


IOC decision shocks area wrestling coaches

The International Olympic Committee’s decision to drop wrestling beginning with the 2020 Summer Games hit area coaches like a double-leg takedown Tuesday. “I was driving to school when I heard …


IOC decision shocks area wrestling coaches

The International Olympic Committee’s decision to drop wrestling beginning with the 2020 Summer Games hit area coaches like a double-leg takedown Tuesday.


CV, University positioned for runs at state wrestling

The Central Valley wrestling team has a bright future. Saturday night it had a brilliant present. The host Bears turned in an impressive effort by going 5 for 5 in …


G-Prep’s Sonneborn to walk on at WSU

Jerred Sonneborn wants to spend the next four years of his life looking through his legs. Sonneborn, a Gonzaga Prep center, turned down scholarship offers from Colorado and Weber State …


Mead, CV, University lead way in wrestling qualifiers

It was business as usual for traditional Greater Spokane League wrestling powers. Mead and Central Valley outdistanced the District 8 4A field, with Mead’s Panthers piling up 395 points to …


Pre-match routine contributes to success of CV’s Tanner Davis

Despite placing at the state Class 4A wrestling tournament twice, Tanner Davis made a surprising admission at the beginning of his senior season. “He told me he’d never won a …


U-Hi takes second at Jug Beck meet

Great Falls won the Jug Beck Rocky Mountain Classic in Missoula on Saturday with University second. Wrestlers from 31 schools took part. Ryan Gabel claimed an individual title for the …


Blanchette: National wrestling champ takes shot at MMA

Spokane’s last look at Jamelle Jones was brief and riveting, a college wrestling match that went from lifeless to wham-bam-slam in a flicker and made him a national champion, again.


Knights take team title

Gabe Meyers and Taylor Watkins won their respective weight classes Saturday and the East Valley Knights cruised to the title at the Battle at Beasley wrestling tournament in Pullman. Meyers …


Hansons at home with East Valley wrestling

Going into the family business was a pretty easy decision for Matt Hanson. The oldest son of longtime East Valley wrestling coach Craig Hanson joined longtime friend Martin Mitchell when …


2 funerals begin a sad procession in Connecticut

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Opening a long and almost unbearable procession of grief, Newtown began laying its dead to rest Monday, holding funerals for two 6-year-old boys — one a …


Deer Park junior Joe Grable wins Tri-State title, continues family tradition

Joe Grable started attending the Tri-State wrestling tournament long before he ever participated. He was told about the Tri-State championship his uncle, Derek, won back in 1988.


Tri-State wrestling tourney adds 98-pound class

The annual Tri-State wrestling tournament may be getting older, but it’s showing that even old dogs can learn new tricks. Friday launches the 41st edition and this year the tourney …


G-Prep wrestlers build, raffle off cedar canoe

Gonzaga Prep wrestlers are pinning their annual fundraising goals on a 17-foot, cedar-strip canoe they built with their own hands. “We started during summer and we’re just doing the hand-caned …


Neb. school officials avoid charges in abuse case

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Three western Nebraska school officials accused of failing to report allegations that high school wrestlers sexually assaulted a young teammate at a summer wrestling camp will …


Owen maneuvers through injuries

Brian Owen’s wrestling career has been sidetracked by injuries too numerous to comprehend. But the fifth-year junior at Boise State, ranked 15th nationally at 133 pounds, came home Saturday evening …


Suspect’s family has questions in monkey killing

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 22-year-old man who police say killed a monkey after breaking into the Boise zoo has encountered run-ins with the law in the last three years …


Beavers, Broncos wrestle in town

Two wrestling programs ranked among the top 20 colleges nationally will clash in Spokane Valley when 10th-ranked Oregon State University and 16th-ranked Boise State meet at Central Valley High School …


Education Notes: Wrestling team rounds up trash along highway

Members of the Mt. Spokane High School wrestling team stepped off the mat and took to the highway – Highway 206 specifically – and picked up trash along a two-mile …


Cancer claims Olympic wrestling champ Blatnick

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. – Jeff Blatnick, who overcame cancer to win a gold medal in Greco-Roman wrestling at the 1984 Summer Olympics and went on to a career as a sports …


Friends: Ala. student’s behavior out of character

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Gil Collar was a guy everybody wanted to be around in high school, friends said: The girls liked his good looks, even his opponents on the …


Witnesses: Slain Ala. student appeared intoxicated

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — A University of South Alabama freshman was running through the streets nearly naked, screaming obscenities and claiming he was on a “spiritual quest” not long before …


Mom: Student didn’t touch officer who shot him

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The mother of a University of South Alabama freshman killed by a campus police officer said Monday she’s been told he never touched the officer who …